Monday, November 24, 2008

This Week 11/24-12/1 2008

As the Holiday Shopping season begins, lots of art and craft fairs are happening. In Tucson the annual Parks and Recreation Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair is this weekend featuring over 75 vendors. It's always a great event and gives you the opportunity to visit Reid Park which feature a small lake, 2 golf courses and the very cool Reid Park Zoo. The Zoo is not just for kids and makes a fun and interesting morning or afternoon. The Fair is presented by Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, Nov 29-30, 9:30 AM-4 PM, Reid Park, 22nd and Country Club.
If seeing a presentation of The Nutcracker is part of your holiday tradition, you might like to attend A Southwest Nutcracker, the ballet with a southwestern kick. Three performances this weekend at the Tucson Convention Center Music Hall.

If you'd like to venture south a bit through the beautiful rolling grasslands of southern Arizona (Yes, grasslands-parts of the Movie Oklahoma! were filmed in this area) the little town of Patagonia is having a Holiday Walking Tour. I would go to Patagonia anytime for anything, this just adds a little extra.

Bisbee is a two-fer this weekend. If you are like me and walk by old houses thinking "I would love to see inside that house!" this is the weekend for you, my friend. Bisbee is hosting the Historic Bisbee Holiday Market and Historic Home Tour. Bisbee is also a great place to visit anytime, these events just make it more fun.

If you're not into the whole shopping scene and you enjoy folklore, cowboy songs and history you might like the Arizona Folklore Preserve Thanksgiving Celebration Nov 29 & 30. The Preserve also has shows going on throughout the year.

Wow, lots going on so don't eat too much or if you do, get out and move around, it should be a great weekend!


Susan said...

What a nice blog. I would like to share an event with you that I think you and your readers might like. The Tucson Artist Colony is having a Grand Opening on December 13 from 5-8. We are at 2409 N. Castro. Please see our site for more information. We are a new organization but the artists are not new. We are excited about our entry into the Tucson Arts Community and want to share with as many interested people as possible. Your blog is a great place to find out what's happening in our Old Pueblo.

StrawBoss said...

Thanks for the heads up, Susan. Iposted the info and the link.